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post #61 of 239
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Originally Posted by Allison Matura View Post

We used to call them "Safety Meetings". Is that still a thing?

 

"Where'd Keller go?"

 

"Safety Meeting".

 

Like that.

 

Me, I'd rather ski on a trail full of slightly high yet polite stoners than on a trail filled with stone-cold-sober @$$-hats.

 

Cheers.

 

@



You know what cracks me up?  It cracks me up when potheads say, "Time for a 'safety meeting?'" then look at each other surreptitiously as if speaking in secret code that no one else knows.  

post #62 of 239

Hey! I think I know you!

 

I've seen you on the lift.

 

You have really huge bugged-out eyes and neon pink fuzzy hair that sticks straight up, right?

Kinda short and chubby? And if you raised your arms they wouldn't touch over your head?

And everyone in your family has the exact same hairstyle, only all crazy different colors?

 

Time to get the digital Lysol.

 

 

post #63 of 239

Like, dude, seriously? (said in my best tryin' to flash my swagged-out steez voice)

 

We used that expression in the 70s.

 

Hilarious.

 

C'mon, there as to be some better lingo out there.

 

Really? "Safety Meeting" is still a thing?

 

That is my for-real chuckle for the day.

 

Cheers,

 

@

 

post #64 of 239

I smoke, wish I didn't but it is what it is. As a curious observer of society I do have a question I'm trying to find an answer for. It used to be you could smoke on a plane-no one complained. You could smoke in a restaurant-no one complained. You could smoke in a movie-no one complained. You could smoke at your office desk-no one complained. Now, if you smoke on the lift someone 50 feet away has a melt down. What has changed? The smell? I don't think so. The mind? The human nervous system? I see peanut free chairlifts in the future and I wonder....why?

post #65 of 239
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Originally Posted by wooley12 View Post

I smoke, wish I didn't but it is what it is. As a curious observer of society I do have a question I'm trying to find an answer for. It used to be you could smoke on a plane-no one complained. You could smoke in a restaurant-no one complained. You could smoke in a movie-no one complained. You could smoke at your office desk-no one complained. Now, if you smoke on the lift someone 50 feet away has a melt down. What has changed? The smell? I don't think so. The mind? The human nervous system? I see peanut free chairlifts in the future and I wonder....why?



Well, I would benefit from peanut-free ski areas...

 

 

But, seriously, I think cultural views on health have shifted... the research on the health effects of second-hand smoke shows a great potential for exposure to it causing health problems.  People just don't want to put up with, or be subjected to the unhealthy choice of another individual.  When one person's activities begin to infringe upon the health and well being of others, I think it is especially upsetting.

post #66 of 239
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Originally Posted by wooley12 View Post

I smoke, wish I didn't but it is what it is. As a curious observer of society I do have a question I'm trying to find an answer for. It used to be you could smoke on a plane-no one complained. You could smoke in a restaurant-no one complained. You could smoke in a movie-no one complained. You could smoke at your office desk-no one complained. Now, if you smoke on the lift someone 50 feet away has a melt down. What has changed? The smell? I don't think so. The mind? The human nervous system? I see peanut free chairlifts in the future and I wonder....why?



People used to be able to dump their raw sewage out on the streets too, but apparently times change.  Knowledge and cultural norms change.

 

 

post #67 of 239
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Originally Posted by wooley12 View Post

I smoke, wish I didn't but it is what it is. As a curious observer of society I do have a question I'm trying to find an answer for. It used to be you could smoke on a plane-no one complained. You could smoke in a restaurant-no one complained. You could smoke in a movie-no one complained. You could smoke at your office desk-no one complained. Now, if you smoke on the lift someone 50 feet away has a melt down. What has changed? The smell? I don't think so. The mind? The human nervous system? I see peanut free chairlifts in the future and I wonder....why?



Actually it is a matter of acclimatization.  People used to have more tolerance (in the chemical, not  sociological sense).  When there was a lot of smoke around, I didn't like it, but it wasn't a big deal. Now that I am rarely exposed to smoke, I find I am very sensitive to it.

 

The same thing happened with onions.  I like onions, but my wife doesn't, so I rarely eat them.  Once in awhile when I am traveling I will have onions on a burger, and they seem way too strong now. 

 

Conversely, since smokers cannot smell smoke, they are not competent to judge how much second hand smoke is wafting around.  This makes it seem like non-smokers are making up arbitrary rules just to be mean.  An example...where I work, there are designated outdoor smoking areas.  But everyone lights up as soon as they go outside, and smoke as they walk to the smoking spots.  I'm sure that it doesn't even occur to them that it makes a difference.

post #68 of 239
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Originally Posted by wooley12 View Post

I smoke, wish I didn't but it is what it is. As a curious observer of society I do have a question I'm trying to find an answer for. It used to be you could smoke on a plane-no one complained. You could smoke in a restaurant-no one complained. You could smoke in a movie-no one complained. You could smoke at your office desk-no one complained. Now, if you smoke on the lift someone 50 feet away has a melt down. What has changed? The smell? I don't think so. The mind? The human nervous system? I see peanut free chairlifts in the future and I wonder....why?



People used to be able to dump their raw sewage out on the streets too, but apparently times change.  Knowledge and cultural norms change.

 

 



 

irony.gif I was just about to say the same exact example, but you beat me too it by a few mins.

post #69 of 239

I used to be a smoker and now looking back I'm kind of embarrased at myself for some of the places I would light up. Now as someone who only inhales the green I am very self-concious of where I do it, especially making sure that there's no kids around because if I was a parent I wouldn't appreciate someone smoking weed around my eight year old.

 

Then again if someone is smoking a couple chairs ahead of me I honestly could care less. I may smell it a little but I'm pretty sure it aint gonna kill me.

post #70 of 239

OK we seem to have won the battle against second hand smoke. 

hijack.gif

Now let's go after second hand noise.  I get every bit as annoyed when people yak yak yak on their phones and tap tap tap away on their electronic devices while on the lift.  We're supposed to be up enjoying  nature's fresh air, fresh sounds, and fresh scenery.  Leave your gadgets in the car please 

Stress is just as bad for you as second hand smoke is..

post #71 of 239

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Originally Posted by wooley12 View Post

I smoke, wish I didn't but it is what it is. 


I used to smoke and tried to tell myself I enjoyed it.  I never ever actually enjoyed it and anyone who says they do is full of $hit.  Talk to your doctor about Chantix, it really does work, as long as you want to quit.

post #72 of 239

Thanks. I always love this part in big pharms ads.

 

CHANTIX-

Some people have had changes in behavior, hostility, agitation, depressed mood, suicidal thoughts or actions while using CHANTIX to help them quit smoking. Some people had these symptoms when they began taking CHANTIX, and others developed them after several weeks of treatment or after stopping CHANTIX. If you, your family, or caregiver notice agitation, hostility, depression, or changes in behavior, thinking, or mood that are not typical for you, or you develop suicidal thoughts or actions, anxiety, panic, aggression, anger, mania, abnormal sensations, hallucinations, paranoia, or confusion, stop taking CHANTIX and call your doctor right away. Also tell your doctor about any history of depression or other mental health problems before taking CHANTIX, as these symptoms may worsen while taking CHANTIX.

 

Some people can have allergic reactions to CHANTIX, some of which can be life-threatening and include: swelling of the face, mouth, and throat that can cause trouble breathing.

 

Use caution driving or operating machinery until you know how CHANTIX may affect you.

post #73 of 239

I always like the "if you have an errection for more than 4 hours seek medical attention"

post #74 of 239
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Originally Posted by wooley12 View Post

Thanks. I always love this part in big pharms ads.

 

CHANTIX-

Some people have had changes in behavior, hostility, agitation, depressed mood, suicidal thoughts or actions while using CHANTIX to help them quit smoking. Some people had these symptoms when they began taking CHANTIX, and others developed them after several weeks of treatment or after stopping CHANTIX. If you, your family, or caregiver notice agitation, hostility, depression, or changes in behavior, thinking, or mood that are not typical for you, or you develop suicidal thoughts or actions, anxiety, panic, aggression, anger, mania, abnormal sensations, hallucinations, paranoia, or confusion, stop taking CHANTIX and call your doctor right away. Also tell your doctor about any history of depression or other mental health problems before taking CHANTIX, as these symptoms may worsen while taking CHANTIX.

 

Some people can have allergic reactions to CHANTIX, some of which can be life-threatening and include: swelling of the face, mouth, and throat that can cause trouble breathing.

 

Use caution driving or operating machinery until you know how CHANTIX may affect you.



If you intend on quitting, you could try nicorette.  I used that in high school at different points.  Although I think it works better for dipping cravings, as opposed to smoking.

post #75 of 239
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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post

I always like the "if you have an errection for more than 4 hours seek medical attention"



Yeah, if that happened to me, I'm calling up everyone I know to brag.

post #76 of 239

WOOley12 I think Finndog gots his blue pills mixed up

post #77 of 239

 

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Originally Posted by Allison Matura View Post

We used to call them "Safety Meetings". Is that still a thing?

 

"Where'd Keller go?"

 

"Safety Meeting".

 

Like that.

 

Me, I'd rather ski on a trail full of slightly high yet polite stoners than on a trail filled with stone-cold-sober @$$-hats.

 

Cheers.

 

@



You know what cracks me up?  It cracks me up when potheads say, "Time for a 'safety meeting?'" then look at each other surreptitiously as if speaking in secret code that no one else knows.

 

 

My group of skiers, we're old enough now to tell it like it is.

 

"Where's Keller?"

"He's in the trees getting stoned."

"Which trees?"

 

 

 

 

post #78 of 239
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Originally Posted by incognito View Post

  One dude just rolled a joint right next to me.  Not that I'd have any right to say NO, but seriously!?  What if he decided to unzip his pants and pleasure himself?  Is that his right too?

 

 



I had that happen to me, opened my wallet and flashed a badge, dude almost fell out of the lift. Seriously panicked, and threw his stuff into the snow. I never laughed so hard. Dont know why he thought it was ok to do that on a lift. Some sort of "cool" amnesty?

 

post #79 of 239
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I had that happen to me, opened my wallet and flashed a badge, dude almost fell out of the lift. Seriously panicked, and threw his stuff into the snow. I never laughed so hard. Dont know why he thought it was ok to do that on a lift. Some sort of "cool" amnesty?

 


LMAO!  Nice job.

 

post #80 of 239


its so confusing!
 

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Originally Posted by jimmy View Post

WOOley12 I think Finndog gots his blue pills mixed up



 

post #81 of 239
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Originally Posted by wooley12 View Post

I smoke, wish I didn't but it is what it is. As a curious observer of society I do have a question I'm trying to find an answer for. It used to be you could smoke on a plane-no one complained. You could smoke in a restaurant-no one complained. You could smoke in a movie-no one complained. You could smoke at your office desk-no one complained. Now, if you smoke on the lift someone 50 feet away has a melt down. What has changed? The smell? I don't think so. The mind? The human nervous system? I see peanut free chairlifts in the future and I wonder....why?


I don't know how old you are, but in the 70's I really hated to be next to someone in a restaurant who was enjoying THEIR post meal smoke while I gagged during my meal.

And really hated the a**hole behind me in the theatre who "just had to light up"

Oh, and the airplane?? I remember when they had the last 8 rows or such for the "smoking only" crowd and I (unfortunately) had the seat in the row ahead of these bozo's.

 

 

It's an addiction. Strong and powerful. Deadly too. Not my bag.

Marijuana? well, I enjoyed in the day. Discreetly, until life changed.

 

I don't want to ski on the same slope as someone who's been drinking ( Breck, this past december.)

And I don't want to be on the slope with someone who's stoned.

 

Both are impaired. No excuses, no drama, no story. You're impaired if you're doing it.

Don't BS yourself that you're just "chilled" out.

YOU ARE IMPAIRED and if some is hurt, it's more likely your responsibility.

 

/LCS

 

post #82 of 239

If im on the lift with someone I dont know I will def ask if its OK if I light up, if they say no politely I will oblige.  As for people on the chairs behind me tough tits, we're outside deal with it

post #83 of 239
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Originally Posted by Kase-1 View Post

If im on the lift with someone I dont know I will def ask if its OK if I light up, if they say no politely I will oblige.  As for people on the chairs behind me tough tits, we're outside deal with it



the thing is you can smell that shit for so many chairs after the people smoking. Or forever after its lite up in the gondi. Its Fing gross really.

 

 

post #84 of 239


I didnt say anything about the Gondi.  You're right it does linger, but on the chairs BFD, we're outside.  I think Curry is disgusting and the smell makes me nauseous but im not gonna go out and make a stink about it if someone is eating it near me or on a chair ahead of me

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the thing is you can smell that shit for so many chairs after the people smoking. Or forever after its lite up in the gondi. Its Fing gross really.

 

 



 

post #85 of 239
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Originally Posted by Kase-1 View Post


I didnt say anything about the Gondi.  You're right it does linger, but on the chairs BFD, we're outside.  I think Curry is disgusting and the smell makes me nauseous but im not gonna go out and make a stink about it if someone is eating it near me or on a chair ahead of me



 



there aint no one eating curry on the chairlift plus second hand curry doenst cause long term heath problems.

post #86 of 239


LMAO

 

Just you wait til the studies come out... You'll be thanking me later, second hand curry is the most deadly kind of second hand, LOL

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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post



there aint no one eating curry on the chairlift plus second hand curry doenst cause long term heath problems.



 

post #87 of 239

 

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there aint no one eating curry on the chairlift plus second hand curry doenst cause long term heath problems.

 

 

I beg to differ. Have you ever had to deal with second-hand curry?

post #88 of 239
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Originally Posted by wooley12 View Post

Thanks. I always love this part in big pharms ads.

 

CHANTIX-

Some people have had changes in behavior, hostility, agitation, depressed mood, suicidal thoughts or actions while using CHANTIX to help them quit smoking. Some people had these symptoms when they began taking CHANTIX, and others developed them after several weeks of treatment or after stopping CHANTIX. If you, your family, or caregiver notice agitation, hostility, depression, or changes in behavior, thinking, or mood that are not typical for you, or you develop suicidal thoughts or actions, anxiety, panic, aggression, anger, mania, abnormal sensations, hallucinations, paranoia, or confusion, stop taking CHANTIX and call your doctor right away. Also tell your doctor about any history of depression or other mental health problems before taking CHANTIX, as these symptoms may worsen while taking CHANTIX.

 

Some people can have allergic reactions to CHANTIX, some of which can be life-threatening and include: swelling of the face, mouth, and throat that can cause trouble breathing.

 

Use caution driving or operating machinery until you know how CHANTIX may affect you.


Yes, those are the possible side effects.  I didn't have any side effects until about 2 weeks and the main one I had was being nauseated a fair amount.  I also became slightly depressed.  The nausea increased until I talked to my doctor after 6 weeks.  At that point it had been 4 weeks since I had a cigarette and he told me to stop the Chantix because I was no longer addicted.  I quit taking it and the side effects were gone in a week.  I have had no desire to smoke since.  If all you want to do is focus on the possible side effects, go ahead and keep puffing away and complaining about how hard it is to quit.  Your cigarettes have significantly worse possible side effects than Chantix.

 

post #89 of 239
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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post



the thing is you can smell that shit for so many chairs after the people smoking. Or forever after its lite up in the gondi. Its Fing gross really.

 

 


+1 

 

Last year at Stowe, late March, took my kids up for their first experience at a bigger mountain.  We kept having to get out of gondola cars that reeked of smoke. Fortunately it was mid-week and hardly anyone was there, but it still sucked. My kids can't tolerate the smell at all, and with my oldest it can trigger her asthma if she's exposed too long.

 

post #90 of 239
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Originally Posted by wooley12 View Post

Thanks. I always love this part in big pharms ads.

 

CHANTIX-

Some people have had changes in behavior, hostility, agitation, depressed mood, suicidal thoughts or actions while using CHANTIX to help them quit smoking. Some people had these symptoms when they began taking CHANTIX, and others developed them after several weeks of treatment or after stopping CHANTIX. If you, your family, or caregiver notice agitation, hostility, depression, or changes in behavior, thinking, or mood that are not typical for you, or you develop suicidal thoughts or actions, anxiety, panic, aggression, anger, mania, abnormal sensations, hallucinations, paranoia, or confusion, stop taking CHANTIX and call your doctor right away. Also tell your doctor about any history of depression or other mental health problems before taking CHANTIX, as these symptoms may worsen while taking CHANTIX.

 

Some people can have allergic reactions to CHANTIX, some of which can be life-threatening and include: swelling of the face, mouth, and throat that can cause trouble breathing.

 

Use caution driving or operating machinery until you know how CHANTIX may affect you.


Everything above is likely true for everyone quitting smoking regardless of the approach.  I used the nicotine gum and gradually substituted gum for smoking until I was only smoking 2-3 cigarettes a day, then went a week with just gum, then kicked the gum.  Wife being diagnosed with a brain tumor really lit a fire under my butt to encourage me to quit though.  I had already given up smoking in the house when she was pregnant with our son. 

 

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